|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #22- Bach's Songs...for Strings|
One of the interesting things about Bach, many singers will tell you, is that he likes to use voices like instruments. On the flip side, Bach also sometimes liked to write for instruments in ways that made them sound like voices, as in this week's episode. In Bach's suite, the cellist plays the roles of "soloist" and "orchestra" simultaneously, playing both the long, singing melodic lines and the underlying harmonies...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Paula Robison; Colin Carr
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|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #17 - The Archduke - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
This week’s episode is dedicated just one piece: Beethoven’s “Archduke” trio. This piece was named for the Archduke Randolph, a student and friend of Beethoven’s for many years. But many performers and writers note that the evocative “Archduke” title seems to fit the music. The words “noble” and “grand” crop up frequently in descriptions of the piece, which is an expansive 45 minutes long and contains, according the authoritative “New Grove Dictionary”, one of the most ...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Beethoven; Claremont Trio
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